Rose Bowl welcomes Axis IP surveillance system
Axis networks cameras were recently installed at the Rose Bowl (no, not the home of the mighty USC Trojans, but rather the stadium that fields England's famed Hampshire County Cricket club). Folks, cricket is a big deal. In fact, it ranks just behind soccer (or futbol) as the second most popular sport in the world. And cricket matches at the Rose Bowl draw large crowds. In order to properly monitor those crowds, and to protect facility and those within it, the stadium's surveillance system has been upgraded with Axis IP cameras and video servers.
In addition to the new IP-based cameras, the stadium's existing CCTV cameras now link to four Axis 241Q video servers which convert the analog signals to digital for easier recording, storage, and management.
The new IP-based surveillance system features motion detection, automated alerts, and simultaneous recording and playback, along with sophisticated video analytics such as people counting and loiter detection. Authorized personnel monitoring the Rose Bowl can now access the video signals remotely via the Internet on any network PC, or through handheld personal digital assistants (PDAs) when outside stadium grounds.
Besides monitoring cricket matches, the system will also prove useful during concerts and other large events held in the stadium.